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Highest Ranking Latina in the Combat Support Field
of the U.S. Army to be Honored
with Medallion of Excellence on September 13

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35th Anniversary Awards Gala

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CHCI is proud to announce that Lt. Col. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch (ret.) will be awarded one of its highest honors—the Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service—in recognition of her accomplishments, leadership, and outstanding service to the Latino community.   

2012 Medallion of Excellence Lt. Col. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch (ret.)

2012 Medallion of Excellence Honoree
Lt. Col. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch (ret.)

Born and raised in Laredo, Texas, Kickbusch entered the U.S. Army as an officer after graduating from Simmons University.  During her 20 years of service, she broke barriers and set records in the U.S. military by earning the distinction of highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army.  Upon her retirement, she honored her mother’s dying wish and became an engaged community leader, founding the human development company, Educational Achievement Services, Inc., in 1996.  Throughout her career, Kickbusch has shared her personal knowledge on how to become an effective leader in today’s global marketplace with hundreds of schools, corporations, and government institutions both in the United States and abroad.

Kickbusch will join fellow Medallion of Excellence honoree George Lopez as they are recognized at CHCI's 35th Anniversary Awards Gala to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Thursday, September 13.  Emmy® Award-winning Univision News Anchor María Elena Salinas will serve as celebrity host for the evening's festivities that will honor CHCI’s past, present, and future through entertainment, remarks by figures of national prominence, and recognition of CHCI's highest honors—the annual Chair's Award and the CHCI Medallion of Excellence awardees. 

CHCI’s Annual Awards Gala is the signature event in CHCI’s Hispanic Heritage Month Events that include the Public Policy Conference and Reyes of Comedy.  It also launches the national celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from September 15 through October 15.  Join these honorable guests and other Latino leaders, celebrities, and supporters for an evening that promotes a positive image of Latinos by showcasing the many impressive accomplishments of the Hispanic community, particularly in the areas of philanthropy, community service, and leadership. 

2012 HHM Medallion of Excellence George Lopez

2012 35th Anniversary Gala-Celebrity Host Maria Elena Salinas

Purchase your table or ticket today to honor Lt. Col. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch (ret.) and George Lopez as they receive Medallion of Excellence awards on September 13.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Early bird pricing is available until July 2, offering discounts on everything from individual tickets to gala tables.  Secure your tickets now for the nation’s largest Latino celebration.  All events support CHCI’s educational attainment and leadership development programs.

Important CHCI Hispanic
Heritage Month

July 2
Early Bird Registration Ends

September 10-12
CHCI Public Policy Conference
Ronald Reagan Building &
International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 11
Ready to Lead
Ronald Reagan Building &
International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 12
CareerLider LIVE
Ronald Reagan Building &
International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 12
12th Annual Reyes of Comedy
Ronald Reagan Building &
International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 13
CHCI 35th Anniversary Awards Gala
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

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